Nissan Unleashes All-New Leaf Nismo Rc Electric Race Car – Dec 03, 2018 – Tokyo, Japan (Techreleased) – The all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC, an electric race car with more than double the maximum power and torque output of its predecessor, was unveiled today in Tokyo.

The unveiling took place at Nissan Crossing in the city’s Ginza district.

The car, which was developed by Nissan’s racing arm, NISMO, with its race technology know-how, will officially debut on December 2 at the annual NISMO Festival at Fuji International Speedway, appearing alongside Nissan’s new Formula E electric race car.

With dual electric motors, all-wheel drive and an aggressive, restyled body shape, the purpose-built car demonstrates how Nissan’s electric vehicle technology can deliver exciting yet quiet, zero-emission power – a key component of the company’s Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision.

The model is equipped with advanced battery technology and drivetrain components from the Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling electric car.

Nissan plans to build six all-new LEAF NISMO RC vehicles to deploy around the world, so that fans can experience the power and excitement firsthand.

The pinnacle of electric power, now with all-wheel-drive

Powering the all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC are two electric motors at opposite ends of the chassis.

The motors produce 240 kilowatts combined (120kW each) and an astounding 640Nm of instant torque to the wheels.

A new all-wheel-drive system gives the LEAF NISMO RC its outstanding cornering prowess.

Power is managed independently to each axle, instantly supplying torque to the tire with the most grip to let the car maneuver quickly and efficiently around the track.

Similar to the previous model, chassis weight balance has been optimised by the midship location of the battery pack, with the electric motors and inverters ideally placed over the front and rear tires.

Race-ready styling

While the exterior of the all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC is spiritually based on the original LEAF NISMO RC, it sports a more aggressive exterior.

A long bonnet and Nissan’s signature V-motion grille highlight the totally restyled front end.

The distinctive silver-and-black paint scheme with NISMO red accents – similar to the Nissan Formula E car – make the LEAF NISMO RC seem like it’s in constant motion, even when sitting still at the starting line.

LEAF NISMO RC displays

The all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC will be on display at Formula E races and major shows and events around the world.

At the NISMO Festival, fans will be treated to a performance of the all-new LEAF NISMO RC with professional drivers, running at full tilt around the Fuji Speedway circuit.